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Man charged with DWI had 5-year-old son in backseat, police say

A Hempstead man stopped for a traffic violation was charged with felony drunken driving because his 5-year-old son was in the vehicle, Nassau County police said.

Moody Hough, 45, was seen running a stop sign on Glenmore Avenue in East Meadow about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

His son, who had been in the rear passenger seat, was taken to a hospital to be evaluated as a precaution, police said.

Hough was charged under Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to drive drunk with a passenger younger than 16, police said.

Hough was arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead on the DWI charge, a charge of reckless endangerment and vehicle and traffic law infractions, according to online court records. He was ordered held on bail of $15,000 cash or bond, the records show.

Hough is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County. His attorney could not be reached for comment.


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